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Zucchini "Flower"

This fun creation was so easy!!  You could even let your children help you grow THIS flower!    And it tastes as good as it looks!  It was ready in about 30 minutes (if you cut your zucchini very thin), start to finish, as I keep a recipe of my pesto sauce made up in the fridge at all times.  475 more words


Garlic and Herb Rice

So, did any of you guys watch the first presidential debate last night? I try not to get political on here at all, but I just can’t… 658 more words

Gluten Free

this blog is not helping me lose weight

The title says it all. I have a blog that is moderately popular thus far, and I love attention, so I am immediately more motivated to cook than I have been in forever. 630 more words


Wilted Greens

Sorry folks–no pics today.  We were away over the weekend and came home to very little in the kitchen pantry, so dinner was steak, oven roasted potatoes, and I needed a vegetable, so I raided the fridge and tossed this together. 382 more words

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KITCHEN GARDEN : Pork, Bean, and Cheese Stuffed Banana Peppers

Those who know me, know I don’t enjoy bell peppers. Most of the time, their odor and taste overwhelm everything else. I love them on pizza, but only their “essence,” I pick them off straight away. 261 more words


How to Roast Pumpkins and Winter Squash

Winter squash is a wonderfully versatile vegetable, but can be intimidating if you are unfamiliar with cooking it.

To use winter squash in recipes, roasting is a great way to get tender squash with deep flavor without the excess water that comes from boiling. 309 more words

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COOKING ON DEADLINE: Taking green bean salad up a notch (recipe)

By Katie Workman, Associated Press

Green beans can be — well, I’ll say it, boring.

They are one of the most accessible and affordable vegetables on the market, and one of the easiest to prepare, but too often they bring to mind the word “meh.” 407 more words